New Delhi, Nov 16: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday hit out at Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of Bollywood film “Padmavati”, for not taking care of sentiments of the Rajput community and said disrespect of actress Deepika Padukone is “immoral”.
“If we are talking about the respect of Padmavati, then it is our moral obligation that we respect every woman,” she said in a series of tweets.
“Disrespect of the actress or actor of Padmavati is uncalled for and immoral.”
Lashing out at Bhansali, she said, “The director and his associate as the scriptwriter of Padmavati are responsible for its story. They should have taken care of the sentiments and the historical facts.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP added she has been assured that the Censor Board will take care of all the issues being raised.
“I am confident that they are already informed about the concerns being raised by the people,” said Bharti.
“Film Censor Board is an independent organisation. We expect that the film will be cleared taking the sentiments of people into consideration.”
The Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister’s remarks came a day after the Shri Rajput Karni Sena called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ (shutdown) on December 1 if the movie was released on that date.
The Shri Rajput Karni Sena also dubbed Deepika Padukone’s statement regarding the movie “provocative”.